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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Overall this is a dark, bleak album with the holocost, death, fear and other depressing topics being addressed. I would strongly suggest you read TonyR's review of this record as it is both well done and enlightening.

The first three songs on this album are really good it's the rest of it that's hit and miss. "Distant Early Warning" has some great meaningful lyrics and a nice solo from Alex 3 minutes in. "Afterimage" is about a friend of the band who died in a car accident. The first line of the song is "Suddenly you were gone...". Great song ! The guitar melodies come and go.

"Red Sector A" has a good driving beat. The synths and drums are quite catchy. "The Enemy Within (Part One of Fear)" has some great technical drumming and is about the fear that is inside of us all. "The Body Electric" and "Kid Gloves" are both catchy and energetic, but forgettable tunes. "Red Lenses" has my vote as the worst RUSH song ever ! "Between The Lines" has a dark sound created by the synths and drums. Some good solos from Alex as well.

Good album overall but it could have been so much better.The first four songs are great, as well as the last one. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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